Becky Shaw

Becky Shaw is a singer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter who currently resides in Decatur, Georgia. To the Atlanta music community, she has become a “fixer” of sorts: you need any kind of singing – you call Becky. You need accordion – you call Becky. Keyboards, penny whistle, flute, drums, whatever. From her days as singer of art/indie band Reversing Hour to her role as a touring cast member in “Jesus Christ Superstar: A Resurrection" (starring Amy Ray as Jesus, & Emily Saliers and Mary Magdeline), to her current band Roxie Watson, Becky has been singing and supporting friends for many years. Now – finally – she has released her first solo record, “shut down, jump in,” a collection of happy and sad and lush and sparse self-penned songs that coalesce around some exceptional singing.

In addition to alterna-grass/Americana band Roxie Watson, Becky has been a singer and instrumentalist with 70's cover band the Susi French Connection since 2000. Over the past 25 years, she has performed on many stages including Georgia venues Eddie's Attic, The Variety Playhouse, Steve's Live Music, Red Clay Theatre and Smith's Old Bar, the 40 Watt in Athens, Blue Ridge Community Theatre, The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, New York's CBGB's, The Knitting Factory, The Bitter End, The Pier in Seattle, and The National in Richmond, Virginia. Although she plays guitar, drums, harmonicas, flute, piano, accordion, lap steel & ukulele, Becky’s primary instrument is her voice, which has been described as "clear as a bell, rich and haunting."

Growing up in the Northwest (Seattle and Idaho) Becky's musical roots are deeply tapped into Americana music, classical and old country gospel. Her love of singing began at a very early age, influenced by her musical family and her love of singers like Karen Carpenter and Patsy Cline. Once she became the proud owner of her own transistor radio and discovered rock and roll, however, her life changed forever.

Her previous bands have ranged from folk group Mother Daughter Banquet to the art rock of Reversing Hour, various rock combinations with Atlanta pals Michael Lorant & Sheila Doyle of Big Fish Ensemble, Allen Broyles of Josh Joplin Group, Gerard McHugh, Chris McGuire, Kristen Hall, Simone Simonton and many others. She was the drummer in the punk-inspired rock trio STB with Sonia Tetlow and Lee Kennedy, and played keyboards with Atlanta singer-songwriter Paul Melancon. Her current band, Roxie Watson, celebrated the release of their third album at Variety Playhouse in 2015 and frequently performs in theaters and clubs throughout the Southeast.

Although this will be Becky's first solo record, she has been a part of numerous band releases. Her song, "Wounded Knee," performed by Reversing Hour, was chosen as part of the compilation "Honor - A Benefit for the Honor the Earth Campaign."

Discography:

Mother-Daughter Banquet

Life Without Television - Reversing Hour

Spit - STB

Swerve - STB

True Stories - Roxie Watson

Of Milestones & Moon Pie - Roxie Watson

Songs From Hell's Hollow - Roxie Watson

Becky is a rare natural musical talent who finally lets loose on a record of her own, and while it could herald the end of line as a “best kept secret,” it reveals a mature artist who knows she can break a heart at will, and thus chooses to do it sparingly.